Question about Samsung CLP 300 Laser Printer
Thanks. I looked at the transfer belt last night and, yes indeed, it did in fact have scratches on it. I think I'm just going to get rid of the whole thing. When i add everything up -- toner, parts, etc. -- it equals a new printer. Any suggestions on one of quality? Thanks for taking the time to explain how the laser works from the inside, too. I was wondering about that. I'll have to read it a couple of times to get it, but I was wondering about that. :) Take care.
Posted on Jul 19, 2008
So we all understand; there is no ink your printer. In an inkjet printer,
liquid pigment is sprayed from print heads directly on the paper where
it dries and makes an image. Your printer has toner, which is a
pigmented powder. I'm sure you found this when you cleaned the waste
A laser printer draws an image on a rotating drum which then rolls into a tub of toner. Anywhere the laser hit, toner sticks, where it didn't hit, it doesn't stick. The drum rolls over a piece of paper (transfer belt with 1-pass color) and the toner rubs off onto the paper - it's still powder. The paper then goes through an oven (developing drum or fuser) which melts the toner onto the paper. BaM! Out comes your document.
A consistent line going from top to bottom of every page printed means one of the following:
1) A band of evil is thinly encircling the imaging drum causing it to pick up toner where it has not been hit by the laser. Check the imaging drum for lines that match the ones on your paper. Replace if necessary.
2) The transfer belt has a line of evil on it. Look at the belt in the right light in order to see scratches and such. Replace as necessary.
3) If your streak is an anti-streak, which is the LACK of toner. You need a new imaging drum. It's damaged. Unless it's a smudge, then its the fuser.
You can clean things inside very carefully with a cloth, but I always use compressed air. The CLP-300 is very compact and cheap and is not really made to be repaired. Replace the parts, or throw it away.
I understand that at this time July 18, 2008, you can purchase this unit for as low as $99 US after mail-in rebate. Check your local or online (newegg) retailer.
Questions? Ask. Good Luck.
Posted on Jul 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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